Hillary Clinton, in San Diego, takes on Donald J. Trump's views on international relations, calling Trump "temperamentally unfit" to be president and "dangerously incoherent."
"They’re not even really ideas," she said about the GOP candidate's plans. "Just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies. He’s not just unprepared, he’s temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility. This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes — because it’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin."
"It’s no small thing when he suggests that America should withdraw our military support for Japan, encourage them to get nuclear weapons, and said this about a war between Japan and North Korea – and I quote – 'If they do, they do. Good luck, enjoy yourself, folks.' I wonder if he even realizes he’s talking about nuclear war."
"Imagine Donald Trump sitting in the Situation Room, making life-or-death decisions on behalf of the United States. Imagine him deciding whether to send your children into battle. Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he’s angry, but America’s entire arsenal. Do we want him making those calls – someone thin-skinned and quick to anger, who lashes out at the smallest criticism?" she asked.
"I’ll leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his affection for tyrants. I just wonder how anyone could be so wrong about who America’s real friends are. But it matters. Because if you don’t know exactly who you’re dealing with, men like Putin will eat your lunch."
“If Donald gets his way, they’ll be celebrating in the Kremlin,” she said. “We cannot let that happen.”
The campaigns also sparred on Twitter during the speech:
Don’t let anyone tell you that America isn’t great. Donald Trump’s got America all wrong.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 2, 2016
Bad performance by Crooked Hillary Clinton! Reading poorly from the telepromter! She doesn't even look presidential!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2016
Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he’s angry, but America’s entire arsenal. https://t.co/e7M2CV3sj6— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 2, 2016
Crooked Hillary no longer has credibility - too much failure in office. People will not allow another four years of incompetence!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2016
The tools Donald Trump brings to the table—bragging, mocking, composing nasty tweets—won’t do the trick.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 2, 2016